5 of the best garden centres with cafes in Cheshire

Okells Garden Centre

Okells Garden Centre - Credit: Archant

As the bank holidays and the gardening season approaches, a journey to the garden centre doesn’t always have to be such a chore.

Gordale Garden and Home Centre coffee terrace

Gordale Garden and Home Centre coffee terrace - Credit: Archant

Gordale Garden and Home Centre

Whatever the season, you are bound to enjoy delicious temptations in the Gordale Garden and Home Centre café. Where possible they aim to locally source produce and each day serve a variety of specials made with meat from local farms. While you are there, treat yourself to some homemade ice cream or a freshly made cake by Linda, the pastry chef.

Chester High Road, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire, CH64 8TF

Tel: 0151 336 2116, www.gordale.co.uk

Deli Cofano, Brookside Garden Centre

Deli Cofano, Brookside Garden Centre - Credit: Archant

Brookside Garden Centre

An authentic Italian delicatessen and coffee shop within Brookside Garden Centre, Deli Cofano features delicious Mediterranean specials and traditional desserts. Enjoy an antipasto misto sharing platter and if you still have room, why not squeeze in a homemade panettone with vanilla ice cream, crushed amaretti biscuits, fresh raspberries and a drizzle of amaretto syrup. Bellissimo!

London Road North, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1BY

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Tel: 01625 872919

Grosvenor Garden Centre

Grosvenor Garden Centre - Credit: Archant

Grosvenor Garden Centre

You could easily spend a whole day browsing the Grosvenor Garden Centre near Chester, so thankfully the Grosvenor Café is there to help satisfy a hungry appetite. Serving a wide range of fresh homemade savouries and sandwiches, as well as a daily carvery and hot seasonal specials, you will be spoilt for choice. If you’re just peckish, why not enjoy a speciality coffee and scone, baked fresh in their open bakery and served with locally made jam and cream.

Wrexham Road, Belgrave, Chester, CH4 9EB

Tel: 01244 625220, www.grosvenorgardencentre.co.uk

Kitchen at Fresh Approach, Bents

Kitchen at Fresh Approach, Bents - Credit: Archant

Bents Garden and Home

Walking into Fresh Approach at Bents, you may be surprised that this contemporary restaurant is housed within a garden centre. Catering for every taste, you can choose from their menu of traditional dishes with a modern twist or enjoy a fresh snack from their extensive salad and deli bar. If a coffee is all you’re after, the vibrant Caffé nel Verde, Caffe Lago or Fresh Express all offer quality hot drinks and tantalising cakes.

Warrington Road, Glazebury, Near Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 5NT

Tel: 01942 266300, www.bents.co.uk

Okells Garden Centre

Okells Garden Centre - Credit: Archant

Okells Garden Centre

Okells Coffee Shop is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family. Take shelter from the temperamental weather in their cosy indoor area, or when the sun is shining enjoy the views from the spacious outdoor seating area. Food ranges from a tasty selection of light meals including freshly made sandwiches, panini’s and homemade soup along with seasonal daily specials and homemade cakes and scones.

Okells Garden Centre, Duddon Heath, near Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0EP

Tel: 01829 741 512, www.okellsgardencentre.co.uk